On January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time, All Saints’ Church will premiere the reading of Bradley Wirth’s new short story, Mr. Maxwell’s Observatory.  The story line takes place on the 12th Day of Christmas and the morning and afternoon of the following day, Epiphany.  It involves the drawing together of unlikely creatures of God within a ten mile radius of Lindbergh Lake, located, “down the swan.”  As most at All Saints’ know, from his talking about it often, Lindbergh Lake has been a special place for the Wirth family since 1958 with their having stayed at the Diamond L Bar Ranch and then building a cabin in 1963.
 
Mr. Maxwell’s Observatory is a sequel to his short story, A Christmas Offertory, and thus introduces us all to the next chapter in the lives of Christopher, Bill the Dog, and Otis the Cat.
 
In keeping with the last sixteen years of tradition concerning Bradley’s reading A Christmas Offertory, at All Saints’ and around the Diocese of Montana, you are invited and encouraged to support All Saints’ favorite animal ministries: Friends of the Flathead County Animal Shelter, Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force, RezQ Dogs, and the Humane Society of Northwest Montana.  You can donate to them by sending a check marked "animal ministries" to All Saints’ Church (PO Box 1923 Whitefish, MT 59937) or by clicking here to donate online. You are also welcome to send a donation directly to your own favorite animal charity.
 
On Wednesday evening, January 6th, at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time, you can join the live premiere of the reading by clicking HERE or going to All Saints’ Website or YouTube channel.
 
If, after watching, you would like to send your comments to Bradley, you can do so by emailing him at canonwirth@gmail.com.  Bradley retired from All Saints’ in July of 2019 after serving as Rector for 15 years and was given the honor of being named, Rector Emeritus. 

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